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Brewery News

  • TMB06 Protz V2 (3) Steel City Brewing - Steel City’s latest brew Protz’s Pleasure is currently doing the rounds in Sheffield and beyond, as well as appearing at the CAMRA AGM at the end of April.
  • Butter Bump Acorn Brewery - It's not Bittern, it's Butter Bump. When the local RSPB at Old Moor Wetlands ask us to create a beer to help their Bittern conservation projects on reserves across Northern England we decided to run a competition to name the beer.
  • abbeydale surreal ale Abbeydale Brewery - After the success of our 6% full-bodied-belter of a brew North American IPA and our Belgian Saison, we've decided to pencil in a number of extra special brews in our brew plan, with a West Coast Pale being planned for later this month.
  • Beer pic (1) Forgemasters Sheffield Brewery Co. - Forgemasters Ale is now available through SIBA and fast becoming one of the region’s favourite premium beers.
  • Brown Ball smDSCF0271 Blue Bee Brewery - By the time you read this the Snooker Wold Championships will be nearly over and I am wondering how many of you have 'downed the brown' sinked the pink or even gone Inhov the black?
  • welbeck choc Welbeck Abbey - It's been an eventful few months at Welbeck with building work starting, events being held and most excitingly, awards being won!
  • mistress_flames_pump Kelham Island Brewery - Beer number four in our light versus dark series arrives in May. Mistress Flames 5% is an elegant Ruby Mild brewed with a sophisticated blend of amber, chrystal and black malts for a lavish sweet mild with caramel and malt flavours & subtle liquorice notes.
  • 2014-04-04 20.17.57 Fuggle Bunny Brewhouse launches - On Friday 4th April a select number of CAMRA members were invited to the Fuggle Bunny Brewhouse at Holbrook (just off the main road from Halfway tram terminus to Killamarsh) to see the brewery and try the first two beers.
  • Rooster's Branding Roosters scoops design awards - Glasses are being raised at Knaresborough-based Rooster’s Brewing Co., following the brewery’s double triumph in the 2014 Design Awards, which are run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

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Festivals

Hope Valley Easter Beer Festival

Thu 17 – Mon 21 Apr

Hosted at the Old Hall Hotel pub in Hope with a range of 50 real ales and ciders in a tent outside the pub along with live music, BBQ and Hog Roast and more.

From Sheffield bus 272 runs directly there and drops off near the pub, alternatively Hope railway station is about 10 minutes walk away.

Festival website

Old No7, Barnsley

Fri 18 – Tue 22 Apr

One of this Acorn Brewery owned pub’s regular beer festivals, featuring around 30 beers and 10 ciders.

Regular trains operate from Sheffield to Barnsley, as does the Stagecoach 265 bus.

Doncaster CAMRA

Thu 24 – Sat 26 Apr

This festival is held in Doncaster College’s Hub.

Around 125 real ales feature, along with foreign beers, cider and perry. Food also available. Live entertainment features on Friday and Saturday night. Free entry for CAMRA members.

To get there, regular trains run from Sheffield to Doncaster, as does the X78 bus. From Doncaster Interchange it is a short walk, exit by bay 11 and walk via Tesco car park to the waterside area.

Website

Hull CAMRA

Thu 24 – Sat 26 Apr

This festival is probably fairly unique venue wise, held at the Holy Trinity Church. It features around 115 different real ales plus about 25 traditional ciders. Free entry at all times for CAMRA members.

Direct limited stop trains run from Sheffield to Hull operated by Northern Rail.

Festival website

Mallard, Worksop

Thu 24 – Sun 27 Apr

The Mallard pub on Worksop railway station hold their annual St George’s beer festival featuring a range of about 16 real ales and 4 ciders. Opens 11am to 11pm each day. Worksop is a half hour train ride from Sheffield on Northern Rail’s Lincoln service, trains run every hour.

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Awards

  • IMG_0960 Sheffield & District Pub of the Year - Again this year the process to find our Pub of the Year winners was a two parter - first of all the entire branch membership was invited to vote for their favourite pubs.
  • 2014 Travellers Apperknowle Pub of the Year Award winners gallery - Possibly unusual for a consumer campaign group, we are at our happiest as a branch when we are celebrating what is good in the world of beer on our patch.

Campaign News

  • ciderlogosmall Cider producers sigh of relief as duty frozen - CAMRA has welcomed the Government’s decision in the Budget to freeze cider duty.
  • Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 16.51.56 Whatpub.com - What Pub is CAMRA's national pub database website and is growing to become the first port of call to find out comprehensive information about real ale pubs in the UK.
  • A1sj4w9o4AL._SL1500_ Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs - The new edition of the CAMRA book, Yorkshire's Real Heritage Pubs : Pub Interiors of Special Historic Interest is due to be launched in May.

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Pub News

  • bulls head 5 Bulls Head, Ranmoor - The Bull's Head on Fulwood Road has a modern stylish interior with photos of old Sheffield and a display featuring some of Sheffield's most famous faces.
  • Trout, Barlow - Following previous reports that the pub had closed and was for sale, security fencing has appeared around the car park, which caused a bit of a kerfuffle with worries it was to be demolished!
  • Victoria Inn, Dronfield - This pub was recently voted the most improved pub in Dronfield by our Dronfield & District sub branch, now a freehouse under the ownership of Chris Snell.
  • british oak staff food tasting British Oak, Mosborough - The British Oak on Mosborough Moor is reopening in a new guise. The pub has been sold outright as a freehold to Forum Café Bars group, who also operate the York at Broomhill, the Old House in Sheffield City Centre and the Broadfield on Abbeydale Road.

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Inn Brief

  • Inn Brief

    The Ship Inn at Shalesmoor now has 4 handpumps, all serving local beers.

    The Castle Inn at Bradway reopens at 6pm on Friday 11th April under the management of Craig and Marie Harris, previously of the Peaks at Castleton where they offered local ales and home cooked food. They are managers employed Tandem Leisure who have taken on the lease of this pub, along with the Talbot and Peaks. Expect real ales on most of the 6 handpumps on the bar, which will have seen work prior to opening. The kitchen is subject to refurbishment so food won’t be introduced straight away, although hot pork sandwiches did feature on the opening night!

    On the 22nd May The Closed Shop will be receiving it’s Pub Of The Month award, and we’d love if you came to help us celebrate. They’ll be a buffet, and for reasons that will become clear, LOADS of beer.

    Why loads of beer? Well, we’re rather committed to the Cask Ale cause here, sowe’re hosting our first beer festival from Thursday 22nd till Sunday 25th to launch the start of the summer in style. There will be a BBQ in our large beer garden and a whole extra bar for our expanded ale range. And yes, don’t worry, they’ll still be Blue Bee Nectar Pale.


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Other News

  • brewdog bar Should CAMRA embrace craft beer on keg? - The rise of craft beer has accelerated in the US and is quickly becoming more and more popular in the UK. This has caused the establishment of craft beers being more readily available by breweries to pubs and festivals
  • IMAG0213 Dronfield do the Brampton Mile - There have been a number for exciting developments in the Chesterfield real ale scene of late, and in order to investigate this some intrepid members from Dronfield & District sub-branch set out on a Saturday night in early April to sample the delights of some of the best pubs on the Brampton Mile, to the west of Chesterfield town centre.